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Covid-19 cases in Brazil cross 1 million, death toll approaches 50,000

Brazil reported 1,032,913 confirmed cases on Friday, with 1,206 new deaths to take total official fatalities to 48,954, the Health Ministry said.

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Reuters  |  Rio De Janeiro 

Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate and worsening economic outlook. Second only to the United States in both cases and deaths, Brazil confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 26. The virus has spread relentlessly across the continent-sized country, eroding support for right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and raising fears of economic collapse after years of anemic growth. Brazil reported 1,032,913 confirmed cases on ...

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First Published: Sat, June 20 2020. 19:47 IST
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